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Euromusic Song Contest 2014
"#JoinUs"
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Dates

Semi-Final 1 date: 15 July 2014
Semi-Final 2 date: 17 July 2014
Final date: 19 July 2014

Venue

O2 Arena
London, United Kingdom

Presenter(s)

Semi-Final(s)
Danny O'Donoghue
Jessie J
Gary Barlow
Zac Efron
Grand Final
Hugh Jackman

Host Broadcaster

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Number of entries

37

Nul points

None

Winning song

16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland
"Rise Like a Phoenix"

Timeline

←2013 · Euromusic Song Contest · 2015 →

About 2014 show
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Opening Act

Semi-Final 1: "Hall of Fame" performed by The Script
Semi-Final 2: "Calling All Hearts" performed by DJ Cassidy feat. Jessie J and Robin Thicke
Grand Final:"You" performed by Cheryl Cole

Interval Act

Semi-Final 1:"Rule the World" performed by Take That
Semi-Final 2: "Busy Doin' Nothin'"/"With Love" performed by Christina Grimmie
Grand Final: "Midley" performed by Alex Martin

Debuting Countries

None

Returning Countries

23px-Flag of Poland.svgPoland
23px-Flag of Portugal.svgPortugal

Withdrawing Countries

Flag of Bulgaria.svgBulgaria
Flag of Croatia.svgCroatia
Flag of Cyprus.svgCyprus
Flag of Serbia.svgSerbia

The Euromusic Song Contest 2014 will be the 6th annual Euromusic Song Contest. The contest will take place in United Kingdom, following Cheryl Cole's win in the 2013 contest with the song "You". This will be the first time that Denmark will host the contest. So far sixeen countries have confirmed participation. On 10 May 2013 during the organizers press conference in Bucharest, the executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, commented that he hoped for the return of countries absent from the 2013 contest and that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is in discussions with these broadcasters regarding their potential return. The preliminary dates set for the two semi-finals are 11 June and 12 June 2014, with the final planned for the evening of 13 June 2014. A number of cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, will be considered as host cities. The contest is hosted by the British national broadcaster BBC, who have appointed Brian Burke as executive producer for the 2014 contest.

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Visual Design

Presenter(s)

On 1st January the British broardcaster Gary Barlow British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) decided who will host this year the 6th Euromusic Song Contest in London. After auditions with TV stars from United Kingdom BBC decided that Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J and Gary Barlow will be the main hosts. Later on 20th of March Hugh Jackman confirmed his presence to 6th Euromusic. He will host the Grand Final only.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, Real Steel, Les Misérables, and Prisoners. His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. He is also a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

Danny O'Donoghue
Danny O'Donoghue was originally a member of a late 1990s band called Mytown with friend (and now also band member of The Script) Mark Sheehan, after being signed to Universal Records in 1999. After its moderate success, O'Donoghue moved to Los Angeles with Sheehan to write songs and produce for artists such as Britney Spears, Boyz II Men and TLC. After one year of writing, O'Donoghue and Sheehan moved back to Dublin and, recruiting drummer Glen Power, started working on their own material. They formed the band The Script in 2001. The band released their eponymous debut album on 8th August 2008. O'Donoghue co-wrote all the songs on the album. The album went on to become a commercial success, especially in their home country of Ireland, peaking at number one on the Irish Album Chart. The band has since released two more albums: Science and Faith on September 2010 and #3 on September 2012. The Script have toured since early March 2013 for their #3 tour in the UK. They performed in some of the UK's largest arenas and cities such Birmingham, London and Manchester. In 2012 O'Donoghue made his first appearance in The Voice UK alongside Jessie J, will.i.am and Tom Jones as a coach. The decision was supported by bandmates Glen Power and Mark Sheehan, who said: "Danny did The Voice to put a face to The Script. We know about producing, song writing and performing – we’ve been doing it since we were 14 or 15. Danny on a show about singing was good for us. People saw how passionate he is about music, how much it means to him and it made our band better known.” The appointment of O'Donoghue as coach initially drew criticism, with Twitter users branding him "Danny I Dunno Who" and comedian James Corden joking about it at the 2012 BRIT Awards. O'Donoghue retaliated saying "James who? Whatever. It’s up to other people to make up their own minds. I know I’m on this show for what I’ve done in my career. I’ve spent 15 years in the music industry, it’s all I know." Since then, however, the show has helped contribute to O'Donoghue's popularity, with O'Donoghue stating there was a "big outpouring of love for The Script" but adding that it "could have gone the other way." He was asked to appear as a judge for The Voice again in 2013 after leading 'Team Danny' to great success. O'Donoghue also co-wrote the track "Alive" for Bo Bruce's album Before I Sleep. On 16 July 2013, Danny announced he was to the leave the show to concentrate on the Script. He will be replaced by Ricky Wilson.

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Semi-Final(s) presenters

Hugh jackman

Grand Final presenter

Jessica Ellen Cornish (born 27 March 1988), better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and brought up in London, England, she studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she wrote for artists including Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus. After signing with Universal Republic, Jessie J came to prominence following the release of her début single, "Do It Like a Dude", which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Charts. In 2011, after topping the charts in nineteen countries including the United Kingdom, France, Ireland and New Zealand, with the song "Price Tag", she released her début album, Who You Are, which charted at number two in the UK. Other releases from the album included "Nobody's Perfect", "Who's Laughing Now" and "Who You Are", which all charted within the top 20 in the UK. Release of the fifth single, "Domino", resulted in further international chart success, peaking at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and becoming her second UK number one. The seventh single released from Who You Are, "LaserLight", became the album's sixth top ten single, making her the first British female artist to have six top ten singles from a studio album. Her second album, Alive, was released on 23 September 2013 and reached the top 5 in the UK Albums Chart. An adapted version of the album is planned for release in the U.S. in 2014. Aside from her musical career, Jessie J served as coach and mentor on television show, The Voice UK. Citing various influences, Jessie J is recognised for an unconventional musical and performance style[2][3] that mixes soul vocals with contemporary R&B, pop, electropop, and hip-hop beats. Jessie J has garnered various awards and nominations for contributions to the music industry, including the 2011 Critics' Choice BRIT Award and the BBC's Sound of 2011. As of April 2012, Jessie had sold over 11 million singles and 2.5 million albums, worldwide.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971) is an English singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. He is frontman and lead vocalist of British pop-group Take That and served as head judge on series 8, 9 and 10 of The X Factor UK. Barlow is one of Britain's most successful songwriters, having written thirteen Number 1 singles and twenty three top 10 hits He has had three Number 1 singles, six top 10 singles and two Number 1 albums as a solo artist, and has had sixteen top 5 hits, eleven Number 1 singles and seven Number 1 albums with Take That. He is also a six-time recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He was appointed an OBE in 2012 for services to music and charity.

Zac Efron Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known as a teen idol after his lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, Charlie St. Cloud, New Year's Eve, The Lucky One, and The Lorax (voice only).

Location

On 17 June 2013, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced that O2 Arena in London would be the host venue for the 2014 Euromusic Song Contest.

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Inside of O2 Arena. 2014 venue

The O2 from the air

2014 Euromusic Song Contest venue

Seven cities have been considered for the host city of the contest including London and Birmingham which are the favorites to host. The O2 Arema, located in London, and the LG Arena, located in Birmingham,  were the first venues to join the bidding phase. Later Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield entered the phase with First Direct Arena, Echo Arena, Manchester Arena, Capital FM Arena  and Motorpoint Arena venues respectively.

City Venue Capacity
London O2 arena 20,000
Birmingham LG Arena 15,643
Leeds First Direct Arena 13,500
Liverpool Echo Arena 11,000
Manchester Manchester Arena 21,000
Nottingham Capital FM Arena 10,000
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena 13,500


Semi-final allocation draw

The allocation draw will take place on 20 January 2014.

The distribution of countries in pots are as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

21px-Flag of Albania.svgAlbania
23px-Flag of Macedonia.svgMacedonia
23px-Flag of Montenegro.svgMontenegro
23px-Flag of Slovenia.svgSlovenia
16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland

22px-Flag of Estonia.svgEstonia
Flag of Finland.svgFinland
21px-Flag of Iceland.svgIceland
23px-Flag of Latvia.svgLatvia
23px-Flag of Lithuania.svgLithuania

23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan
Flag of Belarus.svgBelarus
Flag of Georgia.svgGeorgia
23px-Flag of Russia.svgRussia
23px-Flag of Ukraine.svgUkraine

Flag of Armenia.svgArmenia
Flag of Belgium (civil).svgBelgium
23px-Flag of Greece.svgGreece
23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands
23px-Flag of Spain.svgSpain

23px-Flag of Austria.svgAustria
Flag of Hungary.svgHungary
23px-Flag of Poland.svgPoland
20px-Flag of San Marino.svgSan Marino
23px-Flag of Sweden.svgSweden

Flag of Denmark.svgDenmark
21px-Flag of Israel.svgIsrael
23px-Flag of Malta.svgMalta
23px-Flag of Moldova.svgMoldova
23px-Flag of Portugal.svgPortugal
23px-Flag of Romania.svgRomania

Confirmed participants

Valentina Monetta will represent San Marino for a third consecutive year, having previously represented the nation at the 2012 and 2013 contests.


National Selections

Betting Odds Top 3

Place Country
1 16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland
2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svgBelgium
3 23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan

Semi-final 1

France, Ireland and Norway will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 23px-Flag of Latvia.svgLatvia Skyforger "Not Alone" 7 92
02 23px-Flag of Russia.svgRussia Sergey Lazarev "Cake to Bake" 14 13
03 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands Within Temptation "Amazing" 10 48
04 23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan AySel & Arash "Undo" 1 151
05 23px-Flag of Portugal.svgPortugal Edith Márquez "No Prejudice" 15 9
06 23px-Flag of Moldova.svgMoldova Akord "One Night's Anger" 13 19
07 23px-Flag of Montenegro.svgMontenegro Lana Jurčević "Shine" 16 1
08 22px-Flag of Estonia.svgEstonia Grete Paia "Start a Fire" 8 78
09 Flag of Armenia.svgArmenia Aram Mp3 "Tick-Tock" 9 73
10 21px-Flag of Albania.svgAlbania Kejsi Tola "Mother" 6 95
11 Flag of Hungary.svgHungary Viktor Király "Wild Soul" 11 22
12 21px-Flag of Iceland.svgIceland Of Monsters and Men "Maybe" 3 114
13 23px-Flag of Sweden.svgSweden Swedish House Mafia "Quero ser tua" 5 107
14 Flag of Belgium (civil).svgBelgium Stromae "Calm After The Storm" 4 113
15 20px-Flag of San Marino.svgSan Marino Valentina Monetta "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет) 12 20
16 23px-Flag of Ukraine.svgUkraine Ruslana "Running" 2 147

Semi-final 2

Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Belarus.svgBelarus NUTEKI "Coming Home" 9 75
02 23px-Flag of Romania.svgRomania Mihai Chițu and Pepe "Same Heart" 6 80
03 23px-Flag of Austria.svgAustria Saint Lu "Silent Storm" 5 95
04 Flag of Finland.svgFinland Juno ft. Janna and Gracias "Three Minutes to Earth" 15 14
05 23px-Flag of Slovenia.svgSlovenia Nika Zorjan "My Słowianie (Slavic Girls)" 13 27
06 16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland Justin Timberlake "Rise Like A Phoenix" 1 111
07 23px-Flag of Poland.svgPoland Doda "Attention" 10 63
08 23px-Flag of Greece.svgGreece Kostas Martakis "Something Better" 8 76
09 Flag of Georgia.svgGeorgia Valery Meladze "Heartbeat" 4 99
10 23px-Flag of Macedonia.svgMacedonia Robert Bilbilov and Viktorija Loba "Cheesecake" 12 36
11 21px-Flag of Israel.svgIsrael Chawki "To the Sky" 14 17
12 23px-Flag of Malta.svgMalta Kevin Borg "Hunter of Stars" 7 78
13 23px-Flag of Lithuania.svgLithuania P!nk "Rise Up" 3 106
14 Flag of Denmark.svgDenmark Bryan Rice and Emmelie de Forest "Round and Round" 11 59
15 23px-Flag of Spain.svgSpain Thalia and Michael Bublé "Miracle" 2 108

Finalists

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 21px-Flag of Iceland.svgIceland Of Monsters and Men "Maybe" 15 46
02 23px-Flag of Austria.svgAustria Saint Lu "Silent Storm" 9 100
03 23px-Flag of Ukraine.svgUkraine Ruslana "Running" 5 126
04 23px-Flag of Romania.svgRomania Mihai Chițu and Pepe "Same Heart" 13 50
05 23px-Flag of Ireland.svgIreland Sam Bailey "La mia città" 12 52
06 Flag of Belarus.svgBelarus NUTEKI "Coming Home" 25 9
07 23px-Flag of Greece.svgGreece Kostas Martakis "Something Better" 19 37
08 23px-Flag of Germany.svgGermany Bodybangers ft. Linda "Moustache" 26 7
09 23px-Flag of France.svgFrance Britney Spears "Children of the Universe" 17 42
10 21px-Flag of Albania.svgAlbania Kejsi Tola "Mother" 20 35
11 23px-Flag of Poland.svgPoland Doda "Attention" 24 12
12 Flag of Belgium (civil).svgBelgium Stromae "Calm After The Storm" 4 169
13 Flag of Georgia.svgGeorgia Valery Meladze "Heartbeat" 6 108
14 22px-Flag of Estonia.svgEstonia Grete Paia "Start a Fire" 23 18
15 23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan AySel & Arash "Undo" 2 235
16 23px-Flag of Lithuania.svgLithuania P!nk "Rise Up" 21 33
17 16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland Justin Timberlake "Rise Like A Phoenix" 1 339
18 23px-Flag of Sweden.svgSweden Swedish House Mafia "Quero ser tua" 14 47
19 23px-Flag of Spain.svgSpain Thalia and Michael Bublé "Miracle" 3 225
20 23px-Flag of Italy.svgItaly will.I.am "Cliche Love Song" 7 107
21 23px-Flag of Malta.svgMalta Kevin Borg "Hunter of Stars" 22 24
22 23px-Flag of Latvia.svgLatvia Skyforger "Not Alone" 8 102
23 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands Within Temptation "Amazing" 11 64
24 21px-Flag of Norway.svgNorway Måns Zelmerlöw "Dancing in the Rain" 18 39
25 Flag of Armenia.svgArmenia Aram Mp3 "Tick-Tock" 10 75
26 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svgUnited Kingdom Chris Brown "Is It Right" 16 45

Other awards

OGAE

OGAE Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision (more commonly known as OGAE) is an international organisation that was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen.The organisation consists of a network of 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit company. 

Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s) OGAE result
23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan "Undo" AySel and Arash Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah 354
23px-Flag of Ukraine.svgUkraine "Running" Ruslana András Kállay-Saunders, Krisztián Szakos 262
23px-Flag of Romania.svgRomania "Same Heart" Mihai Citu and Pepe Rami Talmid 233
16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland "Rise Like a Phoenix" Justin Timberlake Charley Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckowski, Julian Maas 221
23px-Flag of France.svgFrance "Children of the Universe" Britney Spears Anders Hansson 162

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Kejsi Tola 21px-Flag of Albania.svgAlbania 2009
Arash 23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan 2012
AySel 23px-Flag of Azerbaijan.svgAzerbaijan 2011
Linda Teodosiu 23px-Flag of Germany.svgGermany 2012
Thalia 23px-Flag of Spain.svgSpain (for Portugal) 2011
Valentina Monetta 20px-Flag of San Marino.svgSan Marino 2012, 2013

Other countries

  • Flag of Andorra.svgAndorra – The Andorran broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) informed a Euromusic news website that due to financial reasons and a tight budget, Andorra would not return to the contest in 2014.
  • 22px-Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svgBosnia and Herzegovina – Despite the Bosnian broadcaster Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) initially stating their intention to participate in the contest, on 18 December 2013 it was announced that they would not be taking part due to a lack of sponsorship.
  • Flag of Bulgaria.svgBulgaria – Though at first BNT announced its participation, later on 22 November 2013, BNT announced its withdrawal, due to budget cuts and financial reasons.
  • Flag of Croatia.svgCroatia – Croatian broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) announced on 19 September 2013 that they are withdrawing from the 2014 contest, citing the Eurozone crisis|European financial crisis, as well as a string of poor results between  and  influencing their decision to take a year break. The last time Croatia qualified for the grand final was in .
  • Flag of Cyprus.svgCyprus – On 3 October 2013, the Cypriot broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) announced their withdrawal from the 2014 contest, citing public opinion regarding the 2012–13 Cypriot financial crisis and budget restrictions as factors that influenced this decision. However, another broadcaster in Cyprus, Sigma TV, offered sponsorship to CyBC with the deputy chief of the channel saying: "We are willing to produce the national selection and the necessary expenses for the song and the artist like MAD TV did for Greece last year… it’s never too late for CyBC to change their minds, there’s still time".
  • Flag of the Czech Republic.svgCzech Republic – The Czech broadcaster Česká televize (ČT) confirmed on 30 September 2013, that they will not be returning to the contest in 2014, citing low viewing figures and poor results as their reason.
  • 21px-Flag of Kosovo.svgKosovo – While Kosovan broadcaster Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) did not voice any intention regarding the 2014 contest, Kosovo's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Petrit Selimi told the Swedish television programme Korrespondenterna that he thought Kosovo would be granted EBU membership and acceptance into the Euromusic in time for the 2014 edition. However, Kosovo has yet to be recognized as an independent country by the International Telecommunications Union, which is a requirement for full membership in the EBU.
  • 23px-Flag of Liechtenstein.svgLiechtenstein - Broadcaster 1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television (1FLTV) had originally intended to participate in the 2013 contest, pending subsidies being sought from the Liechtenstein government in order to join the EBU. However such financial offerings were never granted. The broadcaster at the time had stated that they would try again with the aim to make their debut in 2014. On 10 September 2013, 1FLTV announced that they will not be present at any foreseeable Euromusic Song Contest until such financial support has been granted by the government of Liechtenstein.
  • 23px-Flag of Luxembourg.svgLuxembourg - The chief executive officer of RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, Alain Berwick, stated that Luxembourg would not make their debut to the contest, citing the potential financial burden of hosting the contest and a lack of public interest as reasons for this decision. The broadcaster further confirmed on 24 July 2013, that Luxembourg would not be participating in the 2014 contest.
  • 19px-Flag of Monaco.svgMonaco - The Monegasque broadcaster Télé Monte Carlo (TMC) informed a Eurovision news website that Monaco would not be make their debut to the contest in 2014.
  • 23px-Flag of Morocco.svgMorocco - On 11 September 2013, Moroccan broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) informed and confirmed to a Euromusic news website that they have not ruled out the possibility of making a debut in the near future, but currently have no plans to make their debut at the 2014 contest.
  • Flag of Serbia.svgSerbia – On November 22, 2013 Serbia announces its withdrawal, due to financial reasons.
  • 23px-Flag of Slovakia.svgSlovakia – Participation in the 2014 contest was denied by the official Twitter feed for the Slovakian broadcaster Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (RTVS), when they were asked by ESC Club Slovakia on 1 September whether they would be taking part in the 2014 contest.
  • Flag of Turkey.svgTurkey – On 14 September 2013, the general director of Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), İbrahim Şahin, stated that there are no plans to return to the contest under the current conditions. Dissatisfaction with the Voting at the Eurovision Song Contest|introduction of a mixed jury/televote voting system and the current status of the "Big Five" were once again cited as reasons for this decision. The non-participation was confirmed on 7 November 2013.

International broadcasts and voting

Commentators

  • 23px-Flag of Australia.svgAustralia - TBA (SBS)
  • Flag of Belgium (civil).svgBelgium - French: Jean-Louis Lahaye (La Une)
  • 23px-Flag of France.svgFrance – Cyril Féraud and Natasha St-Pier (France 3, final)
  • 23px-Flag of Italy.svgItaly - TBA (Rai 4, semi-final), (Rai 2, final)
  • 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands – Cornald Maas and Jan Smit (Nederland 1, all shows)
  • 23px-Flag of Poland.svgPoland - TBA (TVP, all shows)
  • 16px-Flag of Switzerland.svgSwitzerland – German: TBA (SRF zwei, semi-finals; SRF 1, final), Italian: Sandy Altermatt and Alessandro Bertoglio (RSI La 2, second semi-final; RSI La 1, final), French: Jean-Marc Richard and Valérie Ogier (RTS Deux, second semi-final; RTS Un, final)
  • 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svgUnited Kingdom – Scott Mills (BBC Three, semi-finals); Graham Norton (BBC One, final); Ken Bruce (BBC Radio 2, final)